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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Maritime History


Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Berwick Harbour Commissioners: corresp 20th cent (BRO 2404)
  • Holy Island Coastguard Service: service books 20th cent (BRO 2345)

Bristol Archives

  • Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, shipowners, Bristol: company and personal records, press cuttings, images and publications c1900-1974 (45826)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Henry Edward Kimbell (1833-1871), seaman: papers incl school exercise book, journal of voyages of the 'John Turcan' and the 'Sarah' from Liverpool to Bombay and elsewhere 1842-1855 (AR 55/2016)

Durham County Record Office

  • Captain Alfred W Baker (fl 1950): personal papers incl diaries and corresp 20th cent (D/DLI)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • HMS Daedalus, Royal Naval Air Station, Lee-on-Solent: historic building reports 1947-2011 (80A16)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Boyd Line Ltd, trawler owners: ships logs 1968-1987 (C DSST)
  • Jemima, brigantine: log book 1764-1774 (C DIJE)

Liverpool Record Office

  • James Stewart (1787-1875), merchant: letter to William Robertson Sandbach rel to East India Company's activities in Liverpool 1819-1856 (Acc 6774)

Southampton Archives Office

  • George W Somerwill (1884-1969), merchant seaman and pilot: papers rel to career as seaman and Trinity House pilot 1852-1969 (Acc. 7295)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • James Frederick Geering (fl 1939-1945), chief petty officer, Royal Navy: photograph albums 1939-1945 (2016-04-03)
  • Royal Naval Film Section: photographic prints 1945 (2016-11-03)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Kirkwood (1876-1902), merchant seaman: diaries 1894-1902 (Acc.13770)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Lt Orthnel Mawdesley (fl 1807-1808), Royal Navy: journal detailing an unsuccessful attack on a Spanish ship at Vigo and his captivity with other members of the crew of HMS Theseus in Galicia 1807-1808 (REG16/000117)
  • Daniel Paine (b 1770), boat builder: journal detailing a voyage to Port Jackson, New South Wales 1795-1798 (JOD/283)
  • Captain Richard Woodget (fl 1885-1895): logbooks for the ship Cutty Sark 1887-1892 and 1893 1887-1893 (REG15/000567.1-2)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Admiral Sir Henry Ralph Crooke (1875-1952): papers incl order book for HMS Caroline, with book of songs and limericks (NMRN 2016/29)
  • Admiral Alexander Hood (1727-1814), 1st Viscount Bridport: personal letters to his mother 1788-1799 (NMRN 2016/31)
  • Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe (1859-1935), 1st Earl Jellicoe: precis of Jellicoe's Scapa War Book 1916 (NMRN 2016/41/1)
  • Arthur Savage (fl 1861-1863), seaman: log books covering service on HMS Aboukir, HMS Agamemnon, Belvideria, HMS Victory and HMS Pylades 1861-1863 (NMRN 2016/91/1)
  • Royal Naval Airship Station Folkestone: copy duty roster and watch list 1916 (NMRN 2016/4/1-3)
  • List of officers of the Ninth Submarine Flotilla, Royal Netherlands Submarine Flotilla and HMS Ambrose during Second World War 1939-1945 (NMRN 2016/64/1)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Alfred Lyon (fl 1830), seafarer: voyage accounts 1830-1845 (DX/2618)
  • Thomas Slingsby (fl 1854), ship's passenger: ms account of journey from Liverpool, England to Melbourne, Australia 1854-1855 (DX/2616)
  • Liverpool & London Steamship Protection & Indemnity Association Ltd: minute books, ledgers 1881-2016 (B/LPI)


London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • John Swire & Sons Ltd, oriental merchants and shipowners, London: assorted files incl papers rel to staff, general correspondence, plans and property and shareholding 1885-1998 (JSS)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Walter Runciman (1847-1937), 1st Baron Runciman, shipowner: corresp, diaries, photographs 1884-1937 (TEMP-BM-2016)